October 26, 2021 3 min read
Fragrance is a popular and timeless gift option for both men and women. When you think back to your first scent, it was most likely given to you as a gift from someone you cherished. It can be risky selecting a fragrance for a loved one because you can’t be certain they will love the scent.
When you gift a fragrance to someone, you are expressing how much they mean to you. It's almost like saying, "I think this scent represents you."
Dating back to the Egyptian-Roman period, gifting perfumes is considered a wonderful way to demonstrate affection and appreciation for a loved one. Universally, many people recognize perfume as an emotional and very personal gift.
Before giving a fragrance as a gift, there are a few important things to consider. Selecting the perfect fragrance will require you to identify the person's favorite accords, notes, and preferences.
Consider three categories of fragrance notes when selecting a fragrance. High quality fragrance is complex and must be evaluated from the first few minutes it is applied, all the way to the last stretch.
Top notes are the very first scents released when the perfume or cologne is sprayed. It remains on the skin for a couple of minutes and then begins to dissipate, leaving behind faint notes.
Top notes are the first impression of the scent- usually the selling point of most perfume brands. These can be spicy and citrusy and they last for a couple of minutes before they settle down and blend with the other scents. Reflect on the personality of the person you are purchasing for and whether they are bold, edgy, and innovative or easy-going and nature-loving.
The middle notes are emitted once the top notes dissipate. These scents are usually more mellow and rounded to the nose. They use the familiar scent of rose, jasmine, and lavender- basically, a delicate, fresh scent. Middle notes last for an hour or two.
Base notes are the heart of any perfume and the most important part to consider when buying fragrance for someone. They blend with the middle notes, bringing complexity and depth to the overall fragrance. You will find that the base notes usually have the heaviest scents, like sandalwood, Oud, musk, amber, and vanilla.
These are rich and deep scents that blend with the rest of the fragrance to produce a unique scent.
The final scent of a fragrance is referred to as the dry-down. Expect high-quality fragrances to change with every passing hour. You may have often wondered why a scent smells different on you than it does on your loved ones. The dry-down is responsible for this as it determines how the perfume will blend with the person's skin chemistry.
Selecting a new fragrance for a loved one can be a challenge. When in doubt, go with a best seller.
If you still aren’t sure which fragrance is the right one, choose adiscovery set so that your loved one can explore various fragrances before deciding on the perfect one. In each set, they'll get a a $25 credit towards their full size favorite.
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